Reflecting on social group adventures across the region

It seems like forever ago when CentacareCQ‘s social groups were out and about exploring the region. We take a trip down memory lane to reminisce over some of those adventures in  Blackwater, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

Due to COVID-19 our social groups have had to take a break, but the team are looking forward to kicking back off once the pandemic is over.


Blackwater Groups have enjoyed a myriad of activities from centre-based games and morning teas to regional adventures throughout the region.

One of the group’s popular outings was lunch at the Village on Blain, which was held every third Wednesday of the month.

Blackwater’s Social Groups have enjoyed centre-based activities on Thursdays followed by a delicious morning tea.

The group also enjoyed travelling to Emerald every second Friday for some regular retail therapy and lunch.


Bundaberg Social Groups has had an exciting year of fun and adventures across the region.

The Men’s Group were treated to a demonstration on metal detecting at Oaks Beach in January.

All clients were keen to have a turn to see what they could uncover – gold at the top of their wish list!

The Men’s Group clients were also fortunate to be granted a visit to Kerrie’s Big Shed and view his amazing creations.

Kerrie is known for his craftsmanship with timber, some of his creations include a working scale model of a wind powered timber mill, clogs, guitars, canoes and working scale models of medieval siege engines.

Bundaberg Social Group Clients were fizzing with excitement after visiting the Bundy Brewed Drinks.

Clients were lucky enough to sample the different flavours on offer as well as embarking on an interactive tour, learning about the brewing process.

On another outing, clients prepared themselves with bags and baskets to collect the finest and freshest of ingredients from Bundaberg’s local farmers at Farm Gate.

Social group clients with a taste of adventure and the outdoors were blessed with exploring the local bush walking tracks.

The Get Active Group enjoyed a great day out, enjoying the warm temperatures and beautiful nature views earlier this year.

Some Social Group clients hit the track side earlier this year for Race Day at St Mary’s.

The day consisted of time trials, sprint racing and a touch of demolition derby.

The day ended with Brett slightly in front followed closely by Jon. A special thank you to Volunteer Peter for supplying the cars and track.

The boys look forward to a rematch in the future.

February kicked off the start of 2020’s monthly musical afternoon featuring Jon Vea Vea.

Jon performed a medley of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and Country Music.

The Arts and Crafts Group have been challenging themselves with a variety of projects including leather work and an introduction to sculpture.


Rockhampton Social Group clients spent the earlier part of the year visiting areas including the Cockscombe Veterans Retreat, Tannum Sands, Canal Creek Memorial and Byfield.

Centre-based activities were also held each week at the Rockhampton site and include Bingo and Craft Morning Teas, iPad/phone lessons and Hoy Morning Teas.

The Craft Group have been getting extra creative making centrepieces for CentacareCQ‘s Sessions @ The Hall event which featured live music, morning tea and raffles.

CentacareCQ‘s weekly pool group had been the ideal combination of fun and fitness. The group gathered at the 2nd World War Memorial Aquatic Centre (South Side Pool) to walk some laps in the heated pool followed by the occasional picnic in the park across the road.


Yeppoon Social groups have had loads of fun enjoying a range of activities.

Among the events included several meet and greets with the Rockhampton Social Group including a barbecue at Ross Creek, the Cockscombe Veterans Retreat and day trips to Rockhampton for shopping, movie screenings and lunches.

Clients have also enjoyed some retail therapy followed by fish and chips on the beautiful beachfront.

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